Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Wordless Wednesday

From our recent trip to NYC @The Children's Zoo in Central Park

WIP Wednesday

Wip Wednesdays:

WIP Wednesdays with Tami's Amis:

I've got two projects I'm currently working on.  The first is a sweater I'm hoping to wear to NYS Sheep and Wool.  I've got just about a month to get it finished!  I've added a few rows since Sunday and am about to bindoff the left side.

The next is my travel project.  This pair of socks lives in the car.  Every so often I add a row, usually while I am waiting for the boys I watch to get out of school.  These should be done soon.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

YOP: Sunday Update

 Yay! A Year of Projects update...on a Sunday!  Between being sick and then going on vacation I've been slacking.  Now it's crunch time.  New York Sheep and Wool is just a little over a month away.  I'm still hoping to wear my sweater.  Yes, I'm aware that means I have to *finish* my sweater.  Time to kick it in high gear.

Currently it looks like this:

I do think that if I really focus I will be able to get this done.  

I've also got a pair of socks on the needles as my car project.  Every now and then I can add a few rows while waiting for the boys I watch to get out of school.  It shouldn't be much longer until these become FO's.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

We're back from vacation!

Back home and slowly recovering from four funfilled days in New York City!  Hubby's on vacation so in addition to hanging out in NYC for a few days we've been doing lots of running around.  We had a blast in Manhattan!  I've got a few posts planned out in my head, I've just got to grab some time to sit down and write them.  In the meantime here are some shots from NYC:

                                                     view from our hotel the first night

petting the sheep at the zoo

Disney store

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Once a Month Cooking: The September Edition

This month is all about breakfasts.  This week I started watching two boys a few days a week before school.  Knowing that I am not a morning person, I had to do something to help make our mornings easier.  All summer Babygirl and I have been getting up around 7 and enjoying a leisurely morning routine.  That ends this week!

I need 12 breakfasts for work days.  My goal was to have 20 prepared.  That way I'd have Mondays through Fridays covered in case something comes up.

Here's what I made for this month:

                 *Baked Oatmeal (Cinnamon and Peach) Muffins - I've got enough for
                   September and October.  Babygirl started eating these a few months
                   ago.  Every time I make them I add different fruit.

                *Mini Zuchini Muffins:  I've got 6 breakfast servings.  When I made this recipe I
                  doubled it and also made bread to freeze.

                *Pancakes and Sausage.  So easy: First I cooked the sausage, then put it
                  in woopie pie pans and poured pancake batter over it.  Baked it 12 minutes. 
                 (I've got 6  servings)

Then rest of the days will be filled in with frozen waffles (Thank you Shop Rite for the recent sale!  Pairing the sale with my coupons I was able to get waffles for 49 cents a box :) ), cereal or oatmeal.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

A Year of Projects and Wips Wednesday Update

It's been a while since I posted for A Year of Projects and Wips Wednesday.  This viral thing really knocked me on my butt.  Still not 100%, but I think it's mostly allergies at this point.  Allergies this early for me, does not bode well for the season.  Hopefully the allergy meds will kick in soon!

On to the fun stuff:

and a little bit of cheating here, also:

I didn't start knitting/crocheting again until Friday night.  A friend hosted a small knit night at her house.  I took my sweater with me.  I added a few rows to the left front, which is almost done now:

The plan is to wear this to Sheep and Wool the weekend of October 20/21.  Guess who needs to get her butt in gear!?!

Other than that I'm crocheting a washcloth for my goddaughter.  She was recently up for a visit and saw Babygirl's washcloths and decided she'd like pink and purple "yarn washcloths" for her birthday.  That's become my travel project as I start babysitting again today.  I'll work on them while I wait for the boys to get out of school.

That's it for me.  I look forward to checking in with the others at A Year of Projects and Tami's Amis Wips Wednesday to see what everyone else is working on this week!

Wordless Wednesday

Thought I'd come back with a nice easy post.  Still not feeling 100%, but I *think* it's all allergies now.

Checking out the "flowers" while apple picking.